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Christopher M.

Christopher M.

Joined on 03/22/12

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Does what I want

ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900, 3 in 1 Access Point/Repeater/Gigabit Ethernet Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port Up to 450Mbps downlink + 450Mbps uplink Wireless
ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900, 3 in 1 Access Point/Repeater/Gigabit Ethernet Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port Up to 450Mbps downlink + 450Mbps uplink Wireless

Pros: Works Cool looking Lights can be dimmed or turned off completely. Runs well in online games and when I'm just checking G+ Works with my Sabertooth Z77

Cons: Interface can be a bit slow, but doesn't seem to bug me much. Manual is a bit of a joke.

Overall Review: Nice alternitive if you're not impressed with the Wi-fi cards these days and NEED a wireless adapter.

Red Ice Cold

Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Spacious, seriously cool looking. My Saberthooth Z77 looks really good in it. Love the clear side panel. Fits the monsterous Noctua NH-D14 heat sink. Excelent air flow and heat management. Good cable management, it must have this if you can see into the case. Fans are quiet.

Cons: All of the case fans don't plug into the motherboard. I honestly don't what the cable ends are called so I can't sound all techie; I had to plug all of the case fans into my PSU using the same kind of plugs from the early days and leave all of my motherboard case fan headers unused. The headers on the motherboard are smaller than what the case fans are. What are those called 4-pin, 3-pin? I don't know, some of the other reviwers seem to know. The clear side panel doesn't seem be flush with the case when I close it. Makes creaky and popping noises when I play games. ఠ_ఠ

Overall Review: Looks cool, stays cool and fits all my stuff. Just a few weird issues, but they're not serious enough for me to care. In the end, its a case for my electronics and it keeps them cool.

Pure Win.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Well first the obvious one. It looks epic! The Thermal Armor gives it a nice clean look that makes it standout among other motherboards and it looks simply gorgeous in my Antec DF-85 Black Steel Case. Features in the BIOS are real nice and there are plenty of them. Its easy to use too. Looks sloid and built with high quality electrical components. 5-year waranty is nice touch. Manual was clear despite a few grammer issues. :P Worked stright out of the box, BIOS was already updated to the latest version (when I bought it, it was 1015 IIRC). Fully compatable with the monstrous Noctua NH-D14, Thermal Radar is reading the fans and how cool it keeps my CPU.

Cons: Needs a clear case, because it looks so good. Which I have YAY!

Overall Review: This is a really, really nice motherboard I'd certainly recomend it, as long as you're smart enough to read the qualified vendor list! Funny story time: When I first popped open the CPU socket I thought EVERY SINGLE pin was bent ಠ▃ಠ, well a quick look on the internet showed me what a real bint pin looks like. ◔_◔

OORAH!!!!!!

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 02G-P3-1568-KR
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 02G-P3-1568-KR

Pros: Runs everything I throw at it flawlessly. League of Legends, Civ 5, DCS: A-10C, Tropico 4, and FSX (well mostly, the graphics programming is horrible in FSX and my FPS relefcts that in some cases) all run great. Wish my internet was faster then I could try out more of my games from Steam, but I have no doubt they will work perfectly

Cons: ◔_◔

Overall Review: Wish I had the money for a 600 series, but oh well this is still very good. Makes the 600 series look like overkill.

Great, but with a sense of doom.

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750 W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750 W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Does powery stuff. Modular. Hasn't broken yet.

Cons: Doesn't exactly inspire confidance when some people report it dying after 30 days ಠ_ಠ. If my math is right, I'm at least past that point.

Overall Review: Solid PSU so far, what else is there to say?

Batman.

Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K
Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K

Pros: FAST, FAST, FAST Has virtualization extensions, which is what I wanted. Stays cool (around 33C) with my Noctua NH-D14.

Cons: Stock fan is a joke, why is this garbage even in here.

Overall Review: I got the i5 3570K over the i7 because for what I'm using it for (gaming and playing with Sever 2008), I wouldn't need Hyperthreading; besides that HT is uterly useless if your not using anything that's programed for it (which is almost exclusively professional and engineering software, like Autodesk stuff). Further more HT can actually cause conflicts with some games and even ruins performance in others. Games don't use or don't play nice with Hyperthreading and this is only 0.1 GHz less, so why go for an i7 at all? This is cheaper and runs just as well for what I'm using it for.